AB 475

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt using Level 2 240-Volt charging station in Vacaville, California

    On January 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill 475 came into effect in California. Essentially, the new law makes it possible that your plug-in car could get towed if you haven’t locked your car to the charging station cord. Backed by general Motors, the bill’s advocates claimed it was necessary to make it possible for owners of plug-in hybrid cars like the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid to legally charge their vehicles at public charging stations. But while the bill did away with previous legislation that restricted parking in certain electric car spaces...

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